Geoffrey Hilton Taylor

08/03/1943 - 28/05/2020

In loving memory of Geoffrey Hilton Taylor who sadly passed away in Geelong surrounded by his loving family on 28th May 2020, Aged 77 years

Loving husband of Wendy for 52 years
Extremely loved father of Simon, Jason and Angela
Loved by Carol
Father in law of Chris, Annie and Tania
Forever cherished Pa of Keelie, Caitlin, Tahnee and Samantha

Respected and Admire by so many others

In memory of Geoff, and in lieu of flowers to the family, donations may be made to Barwon Health, University Hospital, Intensive Care Unit
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05/06/2020 @ 14:00
Ken Atkinson
2020-06-02 01:46:32
Dear Wendy, Simon, Jason and Ange and all the family. My deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended to you all on the sad passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and the very best friend a person could ever wish for. My heart is broken having lost my dearest friend in Geoff. He was my workmate, my Bowls partner but above all, my mate. May his beautiful soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Trish Holley
2020-06-02 02:43:56
To dear Wendy, Simon,Jason,Angela and families. Loving thoughts to you all. Geoff was a true friend and a gentle man. I will miss him but have wonderful memories of camping, holidays, Sunday card and games nights, cricket and bowls games. When someone you love becomes a memory, your memories become treasures. Treasure your memories. Rest in beautiful peace Geoff. Love Trish.xxoo
Anna Goli
2020-06-02 08:05:06
Dearest Wendy , Simon, Jason, Angela, your families and Carol. Geoffrey was my friend, my brother, my mentor . I remember all the good times , holidays and card nights. Rest In Peace darling. Anna and family
Sarah Mott
2020-06-02 22:51:59
Dear Wendy, Simon, Jason and Angela, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Sending you much love Rob, Sarah and Ally.
Hannah Ruserll
2020-06-03 05:34:43
Send our love and deepest sympathy to Angela, chris, Keelie and Tahnee and the family. Such a lovely man. Lots of love Hannah, Matt, Teegan and Kayla
Jo, Jamie and Gordon McBain
2020-06-03 05:42:08
Dearest Wendy, Ang, Simon, Jason and families, we send you all our love and support through this time xx Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts ❤ A truly amazing man who will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness and honesty. We love you dearly Geoff may you rest in peace xx With all our love Jo, Jamie and Gordon McBain
Robert Loader
2020-06-03 07:11:15
Sorry for your loss Simon my condolences to you and your family, from my family
Cheryl Atkinson
2020-06-03 09:40:47
Dear Wendy, Simon, Jason, Angela and all the families. I hold fond memories in my heart of our special gatherings over meals and our "catching up", our laughter and fun times we had together. I was so saddened to hear of Geoff's passing. Please know how very sorry I am. Hold on to the beautiful legacy that Geoff leaves behind for all of us to treasure. My deepest condolences to you and your families. Much love always. Cheryl Atkinson
Michael Dancey
2020-06-03 10:17:41
Wendy, Simon, Jason, Angela and families With my deepest sympathies to you all, Geoff was a man to look up to whilst growing up. Love you all Mick Dancey
Robert Goli
2020-06-03 11:15:55
It is difficult to believe someone so full of life is gone from our lives. A sad day . I’ll miss you
Scottie McMullan
2020-06-03 13:02:54
Sad ☹️ so sad. RIP
Yong The
2020-06-03 15:40:15
Geoffrey's warmth, generosity and kindness has left a legacy that shines brightly from within those who loves him. I see this so deeply and clearly in Jason's eyes. And this beauty will be passed on for generations to come.
Clive Savage
2020-06-04 07:23:18
Condolences to Wendy and family from Rae and myself. so shocked to hear of Geoff's passing. Enjoyed the many trips to Melbourne for RVBA meetings. A wonderful gentleman.
Darryl Washington
2020-06-04 08:55:22
The president and members of the bell post hill bowls club send their love and support to Wendy and family on the very sad passing of our friend Geoff. He will missed by us all. Such a competitive bowler. Such a nice man.RIP Geoff
yvonne hinds
2020-06-04 22:59:10
sincerest sympathy to Wendy and family on losing such a wonderful husband and father. Geoff was a kind and generous man and it was a privilege to have known him.
Geoff Burt
2020-06-05 00:26:41
Ever the kind and sincere gentleman. To have seen and heard Geoff's dedicated help and advice to many young lawn bowlers over many years was a privilege. Wendy and family, please accept Pat's and my sorrow at Geoff's passing.
ian thomas
2020-06-05 00:35:11
On behalf of all the past Geelong Giants Junior development bowls squad Geoffrey, thanks for the great memories and fellowship that you inspired in so many of our present and future bowlers. Ian Thomas assistant coach.
Margaret Ricketts
2020-06-05 00:53:44
Much loved friend who will be sadly missed our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy Carol and family.
Jan and Alan Rolfe
2020-06-05 00:54:07
Sincere sympathy to Wendy and family from jan and Alan such a wonderful man we did enjoy his poetry so much , thinking of you at this sad time
Stacey Rogers
2020-06-05 01:12:37
Much love and sincere condolences to Wendy and the families. He made such a positive contribution with his happy go lucky and positive nature and he will be sadly missed. From Stacey and Mim
Hugh Mitchell
2020-06-05 01:48:47
Geoff, where do I start? Condolences to Weny and family, A great bloke, gentleman, a true leader, a great coach, a great teacher, a great team member, a great clubman, always positive. Will be sadly missed. It was a pleasure to have known you, to have been able to bowl with you in club pennant and tournaments around the area. Geoffs' most important words on a bowling were " I can do it" Always in our memory, Hugh and Dawn
Lance Glenny
2020-06-05 02:15:13
To Wendy and family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of Geoff, my time at Pilkos let me get to know and appreciate the quality and character, his unfailing ability to always sharing a smile , giving you his full attention and friendship, a great honour to know him.. RIP Geoff
Rose Ricketts
2020-06-05 02:19:05
love and deepest sympathy to Wendy and family also to Carol. love Rose, Dougall and Timothy
Joy Kneebone
2020-06-05 02:41:58
Dear Wendy and family . Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you on the very sad passing of Geoff. who was a much loved and loving husband of Wendy , and a loving father,Pa. and a friend to many .We will remember the great times we had with the Victorian under 18s. bowl squads also in the recent years our chats on the phone and our many lunches at Deer Park and Craigieburn. GEOFF was a very special person and we will miss him very much. Sending our caring thoughts to you Wendy and family. Doug and Joy Kneebone.
Trevor ,Meagan ,Tyson Rufus
2020-06-05 02:47:24
Deepest sympathy to Wendy and family on the sad passing of Geoff a true gentleman and friend greatly missed .
Claire Davidson
2020-06-05 03:36:48
Dear Wendy and all of your beautiful and extended families, Much love and sincere condolences to you all. Geoff was such an amazing and creative person who was always cheerful and had such a positive effect on everyone he knew, he will be sadly missed but in our hearts forever xoxoxo Claire Davidson Burrows and families
2020-06-05 03:45:26
Our condolences to the Taylor Family ....RIP Geoff
April Andseson
2020-06-05 03:49:39
Words can’t describe the sadness we’re feeling today. Our thoughts are with the Taylor family through this extremely difficult time x
Murray Rawlins
2020-06-05 03:51:31
Sincere sympathy to Wendy, the Taylor Family and all at Bannockburn Bowls Club. There has been many great people come into this World and Tails, you are 'right up there with The Best of Them' ...... Tina Turner said it all ...... You're Simply The Best !!! I will "crack a Red tonight and salute you Ol' friend". It has been an honour to know you Geoff ...... RIP and always remember; Little rings on the Inside !!! Go Well Young Fella ....... Muzza & Terri
Linda Danfield
2020-06-05 03:53:41
Thinking of you all, regards from Linda and Sean xx
Tamera Walsh
2020-06-05 04:23:08
Words cannot describe how saddened we were to hear of your loss and our thoughts are with the Taylor family through this very difficult time. Geoff was a true gentleman and it is a great loss to all that knew him. With love Tamera, Chef, Mitchell & Annalise Xxxx
Julie Smith
2020-06-05 04:33:18
Dear Aunty Wendy, Simon, Jason and Annie, Angela and Chris and all the grandchildren, we send our deepest condolences, love and prayers to you all at this difficult time of loosing such a wonderful man... Our Uncle Geoff... We will carry him with us wherever we go... Especially in the garden! With all our love, Julie, Colin and Jacob... Xxx
Aleisha Bushell
2020-06-05 05:35:15
A beautiful service Thinking of you all All my love Aleisha
Robyn Shepheard
2020-06-05 05:35:30
Love hugs thoughts are with the Taylor family extended family and many friends he was awesome at everything he put his energy into and that energy was infectious he made everyone laugh and have huge grins always. Robyn David Michael and Alex will surely miss him and I feeel privileged to have grown up knowing uncle Geoff Taylor xxoo
Ron Margaret and Karen Barmby
2020-06-05 05:38:43
To Wendy and Family It was a beautiful send off for a true gentleman and a great man,our love and thoughts are with you all.RIP my dear friend
John Ryan
2020-06-05 06:21:12
Geoff's picture shows it all. A life well-lived and happy. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Anne
Nadine Scoble
2020-06-05 06:46:35
A beautiful service for an amazing man... So proud of you all it was perfect... My life is richer for having such an amazing man in it for so many years especially whilst I was growing up xxx Vale Geoffrey Taylor May you Rest In Peace ❤️ All my love to you Wendy, Si, Jay, Weed and families xxx
Les McInerney
2020-06-06 14:02:19
Geoff, you have completed a life time of bowls and are a legend not only of The Bannockburn Bowls Club but the bowling community in general. Your support foe me as President over many years has been outstanding and our dream in promoting a Junior Under 18 program going forward to encourage young people to come to bowls will be achieved .Thanks Geoff I along with members of the committee we will continue this path in your honor . To Wendy and family our thoughts are with you . Les and Lyn McInerney
In Loving Memory
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Rachael Cue (Crow)
Madeleine Lilley
Tori Visser
Jo, Jamie and Gordon McBain
Ricky Wilson
Rebecca Wood
Rebecca Teesdale
Renee Leibhardt
Sally Erwin
Peter Farago
Christine Robertson (Cole)
Rebecca Farago
Talia Helps
Michelle Steans
Nikki Dow
Bronwyn, Pete and Josh Rachor
Robert Loader
Heath Hoskin
Colleen Cole
Lisa Sandham
Kylie O'Brien
Kerry & Wayne Elphinstone
Michelle Larsen
Jodie & Lance McGillivray
Stephen Thorpe
Nikkii Fenech
Shannon and Scott Dolman
The Hancock Family
Rachel The smith family
Cheryl Atkinson
Robyn and Kevin McBain
Michael Dancey
Heath , Judy and Grant McLaren
Chris Dunn
Claire Davidson
Terry and Lorraine Dunn
Sue, wes, Brandon, nick and ethan Prosser
Scottie McMullan
Bert and Zayn Van Baar
Stephen Kennett
Rita Nelis
Sue Schonfelder
Peter Lalor
Helen and Tony Effenberger
Jan & Daryl Pobjoy
Janine Merryfull
Barb Storm
john engels
Ash and Carmela Clarke
Sharron Walker
Ricky and Sherriden Harding
Bruce Nixon
Angela Dunn
Annie Taylor
Allan Prosser
James Riggs
David Morison
Margaret Ricketts
Heather and Gary Groot
Sherryn Lindsey
Lorraine and shaun Myers
ian thomas
Sue, Butch & Ebony Gordon
Viv Stone
Rose Ricketts
Hugh Mitchell
Wendy Ballentine
Lance Glenny
Dean Gibson
Terry and Lyn Ellingsen
Bec, Ben & paddy Johnson
Trevor ,Meagan ,Tyson Rufus
Chris Cole
Natalie Skurrie
Angela Downes
Fay Ruthven
Vicki Mason
Ebonee Vandenberg
Brendan Balcke
Kirsty Matthews
Renee Taylor
Cassie Cillett
Jessica Ellard
Linda Danfield
Caleb Burrell
Meagan Curtis
Tamera Walsh
Julie Smith
Daniel Harriott
Ron Margaret and Karen Barmby
Aleisha Bushell
Robyn Shepheard
JenJen Bowman
Nadine Scoble
Collin Kadler
Melenee Ellard
Brenda Bowell
Jane Wright
Tanya Oman
Dianne Dancey